James A.H. “Jay” Keres

James A.H. “Jay” Keres
December 4, 1966 – October 19, 2021

Survived by daughters: Kelsey, Elizabeth and Jelena; sisters, Rene Keres and Janine Moore.

Family will receive friends Friday, October 29th from 5 to 7pm at West Center Chapel with SHARING OF MEMORIES to begin at 7pm.

To view a live broadcast of Sharing of Memories Service, please go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Cast” button on the home page.



  • Robert Economaki Posted October 26, 2021 5:27 pm

    I worked with Jay at Cisco for many years. Jay was a special and much loved person. Jay will not be forgotten.

  • Jeffrey Waline Posted October 27, 2021 7:00 am

    Sincere condolences to Jay’s family. So sorry for your loss. Prayers for his family.

  • Dave Preucil Posted October 27, 2021 7:24 am

    So sad…Jay was a super smart guy that lived on the edge. I always enjoyed catching up with him and hearing about his latest adventure.
    With deepest condolences,

  • Ken Kroymann Posted October 27, 2021 9:29 am

    My Sympathies. Jay was a great guy who always took time to say hi.

  • David B Jarzynka Posted October 27, 2021 1:21 pm

    I’ve worked with Jay for over 9 years at Cisco Systems. He was instrumental in mentioning me while at MSI and that lead me to join Cisco in 2012. He was always a force within Cisco sales in Omaha and he will be truly missed. My deepest condolences to his family and friends.

  • Jason Willis Posted October 27, 2021 5:25 pm

    Jay was always a person that loved helping people. He always strived for knowledge and sharing that knowledge. He always enjoyed talking with people and making them laugh. He always had some stories to tell. I remember him using his home machine fabrication to try to make our UCS chassis fit in some old racks. Our journeys got departed for a while and just got a chance to start back up. He will be missed and always enjoyed by time with Jay. Sorry for the loss to his family, he was a great person..

  • Thomas Clark Posted October 27, 2021 7:31 pm

    Throughout my career in IT i have survived by standing on the shoulders of giants. Jay was one of those giants. Jay always had my back on technology. It makes me sad to know that he will no longer be there. Rest in Peace my friend.

  • John Weyenberg Posted October 28, 2021 7:03 am

    Jay was always a pleasure to work with and to be around. He was typically not only the smartest guy in the room but also the nicest and friendliest. My sincere condolences to his family and friends. Sorry for your loss.

  • Clint Pearson Posted October 29, 2021 3:11 pm

    Jay was the “Cisco Sales Guy” for my company when we met, but very quickly learned he was SO much more than that, and he became my high tech hero when trying to implement what I thought were some pretty crazy new ideas, and of course it all turned out amazing. His influence remains alive and well in data centers all over Omaha and beyond. Similar to Jason Willis, my crazy memory was when (even while doing the sales job) he met with me in the data center at night to help resolve a very long frustrating problem…. never in my career have I seen such a thing, and probably never will again. He is already greatly missed in our community and I am so sorry for the family at this time. May you have peace and comfort to get through.

  • Joshua Consolver Posted October 29, 2021 4:20 pm

    Rest in Paradise Jay

  • Eric Bereuter Posted November 9, 2021 10:51 am

    I partnered with Jay during his time at Cisco time and again and always loved sitting at lunch or a happy hour and listening/telling stories. One of the true joys in the world was getting him laughing. I and my family send our condolences and comfort to his family.

  • Paige E Brockway Posted November 13, 2021 8:44 am

    Jay was my number 1 cuz! He stuck by u me when his aunt Janie was in pain and dying. Jay was a awesome never weak! Jay was a giant! A wonderfully great smart young man! Jay was my cuz!!! Jay was great AT EVERYTHING HE EVER DID!, I LOVE YOU CUZ! THANKS FOR ALL U DONE IN UR WHOLE LIFE AND IN THE END FOR MY MOM…JANIE AND YOU RNLIVING IT UP NOW! PLEASE KNOW YOU WILL BOTH VE MJISSED AND LOVED ALWAYS

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